Month: October 2009

  • 52/30/5 Week 43

    Week 43 was taken in my front yard, where the roses grow. The roses were suffering from a bit of frost recently, due to the ridiculously late start to spring we’ve been having in Canberra this year. The [full set]( is on Flickr.

  • 52/30/5 Week 42

    Week 42 was taken with the assistance of my lovely wife, who offered her hands for my photography: The [full set]( is on Flickr.

  • 52/30/5 Week 41

    Week 41 was taken on the actual lake of Lake Ginninderra, mainly some passing swans. First, some passing bird (not an ornithologist either): A swan: And the swans and their cygnets: The [full set]( if on Flickr.

  • The exchange rate according to today’s Apple announcements

    [Apple]( announced some shiny new things today. Given that the Australian dollar is around 92 cents, we’d hope for a good exchange rate. What has Apple actually done? * iMac 22-inch: US $1,199, AUS $1,599 * iMac 27-inch: US $1,699, AUS $2,199 * Mac Mini Base: US $549, AUS $849 * MacBook: US $999, AUS […]

  • 52/30/5 Week 40

    Week 40 was taken at Lake Ginninderra in Belconnen. In particular, it was a few passing bees enjoying the early sunny days of spring here. The [full set]( is on Flickr.

  • Comedy as myth

    Part of the recent hagiography that has grown up around George Lucas is the idea that he [deliberately crafted *Star Wars* to reflect Joseph Campbells’ *Hero with a Thousand Fces*]( My suggestion, in counter to this, is that Campbell’s work describes something that is so generic to story telling that you could find a comedy […]

  • 52/30/5 Week 39

    Week 39 was a quick trip to [ANU]( View Larger Map First up, a few photos of the recent John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) building: And secondly, a few ducks that were wondering around Sullivan’s Creek near the School of Law: The [full set]( is on Flickr.

  • Game Review: Prince of Persia (reboot)

    [*Prince of Persia*](\)) is the seventh 7th game in the main [*Prince of Persia*]( series, and the 12th game overall. Spoilers in this review, so you’ll have to click through.

  • 52/30/5 Week 38

    The photos for week 38 were taken in central Canberra. View Larger Map I was mainly focusing on public sculpture around the Civic area. A strange bird statue on top of a poster stand: Some grafitti that appears to be taken from *Where the Wild Things Are*: A metal sheep: Another more abstract sculpture: And […]

  • Book Review: Bad Science, Ben Goldacre

    *Bad Science* is drawn from the Guardian column of the same name, as well as the many other things that Ben Goldacre covers on his [website]( The main focus is on the abuses of science that seem to proliferate in the press and on the Internet. Things such as scares over the MMR vaccine, scares […]